flambeau

[ flam-boh ]
/ ˈflæm boʊ /

noun, plural flam·beaux [flam-bohz] /ˈflæm boʊz/, flam·beaus.

a flaming torch.
a torch for use at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
a large, decorated candlestick.
an ornament having the form of a flaming torch.

Origin of flambeau

1625–35; < French: torch, derivative of Old French flambe flame
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British Dictionary definitions for flambeau

flambeau
/ (ˈflæmbəʊ) /

noun plural -beaux (-bəʊ, -bəʊz) or -beaus

a burning torch, as used in night processions
a large ornamental candlestick

Word Origin for flambeau

C17: from Old French: torch, literally: a little flame, from flambe flame
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